Declassified 1952 Footage of the U.S. Navy’s Plans for “Offensive Biological and Chemical Warfare” is Released

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Earlier this year, I published a post titled, Conspiracy Fact – How the Government Conducted 239 Secret Bioweapon Experiments on the American People. Here are a few excerpts:

It all began in late September of 1950, when over a few days, a Navy vessel used giant hoses to spray a fog of two kinds of bacteria, Serratia marcescens and  Bacillus globigii — both believed at the time to be harmless — out into the fog, where they disappeared and spread over the city.

The unsuspecting residents of San Francisco certainly could not consent to the military’s germ warfare test, and there’s good evidence that it could have caused the death of at least one resident of the city, Edward Nevin, and hospitalized 10 others.

Over the next 20 years, the military would conduct 239 “germ warfare” tests over populated areas, according to news reports from the 1970s.

These tests included the large-scale releases of bacteria in the New York City subway system, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and in National Airport just outside Washington, D.C.

So how seriously was the U.S. military planning for offensive biological and chemical warfare? Very seriously, as this recently declassified 1952 video demonstrates (h/t to Motherboard for highlighting this):

Surely I’m not the only one who noticed that 90% of the video is dedicated to “offensive” use of biological and chemical agents, with only a couple of minutes at the end briefly describing “defensive” capabilities.

Imagine the labels your neighbors would have called you in the 50’s if you had warned them that this was happening. 

For related articles, see:

Conspiracy Fact – How the Government Conducted 239 Secret Bioweapon Experiments on the American People

Documents Show the U.S. Military Sprayed Radioactive Zinc Cadmium Sulfide on Poor People in St. Louis

10 Chemical Weapons Attacks the U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to Know About

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  • nomadfiles

    “Imagine the labels your neighbors would have called you in the 50’s if you had warned them that this was happening. ”
    You don’t have to imagine it. Just mention chemtrails and you’ll see it first hand. “Come on. Do really think those venerable people in control of our government would spray us like roaches? Get lost, conspiracy theorist!”

    • nomadfiles

      Well, actually, in the 50s ‘conspiracy theory’ hadn’t taken on its derogatory meaning yet. So it would not have been the insult it is today.

      Originally a neutral term, since the mid-1960s in the aftermath of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, it has acquired a derogatory meaning, implying a paranoid tendency to see the influence of some malign covert agency in events. (WikiP)

  • Robert Barsocchini

    Nice how the video makes clear that in addition to offensive operations against “enemy” soldiers, another of the purposes for the US offensive biological and chemical warfare program is for “incapacitating” civilians and “attack[ing]… a large portion of the enemy’s population.” Then, so we don’t worry, it assures that the US is also developing gas-filled shell-projectiles and rockets to be shot off destroyers and by troops carrying out invasions.